Indian actor and Bollywood veteran Saeed Jaffrey dies at 86
Nov 16, New Delhi: Actor and veteran of dozens of Bollywood and international films Saeed Jaffrey has died at the age of 86. He passed away at his London home from a brain haemorrhage and never regained consciousness.
Tributes have poured in since Jaffrey suffered the haemorrhage. Jaffrey starred in such acclaimed Indian films as Satyajit Ray's Shatranj ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) and more than 100 Bollywood productions, according to a statement from Jaffrey Associates.
He also appeared in A Passage To India, Gandhi and The Man Who Would Be King, and earned a Bafta nomination for his role in 1985's My Beautiful Laundrette. The news of his death was announced on Sunday by his niece Shaheen Aggarwal on Facebook, BBC news reported.
She wrote: "Today, a generation of Jaffreys has passed away. Saeed Jaffrey has joined his brothers and sister and is rejoicing in the lap of his Heavenly Father, eternally."
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